Yamaha XV950 Racer For Sale

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Yamaha XV950 Racer
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Insurance Costs: 5 of 10
Current Prices: £6,200–£4,850

What Is It?

The Yamaha XV950 Racer is an A2 licence friendly cruiser with a dash of cafe racer style thrown in and is powered by an air-cooled 942 cc 60° V-Twin engine, producing 51 bhp at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque at just 3,000 rpm.

The engine, from the XVS950 Midnight Star, is a stressed member of the frame and the air intake is on the right side of the engine adding to the retro looks.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame with belt final drive
  • 298 mm wavy disc up front with two piston caliper
  • 298 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • 41 mm KYB fork with 144 mm travel
  • Dual rear KYB shocks with 116 mm travel
  • 2->1 exhaust system
  • LED tail light, LCD dash
  • Self cancelling indicators
  • 5 speed gearbox

Compared to the XV950R you get a mini headlight cowl, fork covers, lower front indicators, lower clip-on bars with smaller grips, removable pillion seat hump / cover, Aluminium side panels, more aggressive riding position, 75 mm higher seat height, 9 mm more fork travel and 6 mm more travel from the shocks. The 12-spoke 19" front wheel takes a 100/90 tyre and the rear 16" a 150/80.

Accessories include the Akrapovic slip-on mufflers (£580), bar end mirrors, steel braided brake lines (£63), cool vintage style performance air cleaner, leather panniers (£388) and LED indicators (£52).

  • 2015: Grey, blue
  • 2016-2017: Grey, yellow/black 60th Anniversary

2017: SCR950 is a scrambler style XV950R, with a flat seat, wire spoked wheels (17" at the back), similar fork covers, taller braced handlebars and higher rear mudguard.

2016: Yamaha introduced a special yellow/black Speed Block edition to celebrate their 60th Anniversary.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Low down torque, looks great

Any Downsides?

  • No gear indicator, no rev counter


Capacity: 942 cc (average)

Power: 51 bhp / 38 kW (average)

Red Line: 6,000 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 100 mph / 161 km/h (average)

Economy: 50 mpg / 5.6 L/100km (average)

Range: 130 miles / 209 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 12.2 litres / 2.7 gallons (average)

Seat Height: 765 mm / 30.1 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 251 kg / 553 pounds (very heavy)

Power to Weight Ratio: 0.203 bhp/kg / 0.152 kW/kg

Launch RRP: £8,100


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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2016 £6,100 £4,850 £4,250 4,700
2017 £6,100 £4,850 £4,250 5,100
2018 £6,200 £4,950 £4,350 3,700
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2015 7 1 8 Rarely
2016 24 6 30 85 / month
2017 17 3 20 26 / month
2018 20 - 20 35 / month

Source: DVLA